Archive for October, 2016

Donald Trump: “Two Corinthians” and your vote

Monday, October 31st, 2016

mikereynoldsRecently, the Rome News-Tribune published a column by the Rev. Nelson Price easing the conscience of thoughtful Christians who want to vote for Donald Trump but are offended by his sexual immorality.

“Can you be a Christian and vote for Donald Trump?” Rev. Price’s answer is “yes.” Christian disciples must occasionally make a sinful decision for the possibility of a greater good. In other words, the end justifies the means. (more…)

LOVING OUR NEIGHBOR

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

ken fullerMore than two years ago I wrote a column in the Rome News Tribune concerning the state of race relations in our community. In the piece, I wondered aloud if our beautiful city was prepared to be a place where we could say with confidence that we were different, unlike Sanford, Florida or Ferguson, Missouri, or Baltimore, and that we had done what we could have and should have done over the years to reconcile our people to one another and to overcome the effects of America’s Greatest Sin. (more…)

Governor’s school amendment a bad deal for Georgia

Monday, October 24th, 2016

rex hussmannOn Nov. 8, voters will be asked to accept or reject Amendment One to the Georgia Constitution, the so-called Opportunity School District amendment.

The proposed ballot question asks: “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing schools in order to improve student performance? Answer yes or no. The recommended vote is No. Gov. Nathan Deal is the most vocal supporter of the amendment. (more…)

Courage: How it can change the narrative

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

charles loveRecently, I attended a lecture by a noted author Bryan Stevenson at Berry College. During this lecture, there were some powerful moments. Mr. Stevenson has written a book called “Just Mercy” that focuses on social justice, and is the director of the Equal Justice Initiative. (more…)

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